DORAL, FL – Miami-Dade gyms and summer camps reopen on June 8 as announced by Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday via a virtual conference.
Gyms and fitness centers will begin operating again after 12 weeks of closures that started back in March to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus, which is the same scenario schools experimented.
Now, with summer camps kids will be able to move out of their virtual learning environments that started following school closures, although virtual summer camps will also be available for parents.
“This wasn’t an easy one because there’s a lot of heavy breathing and sweating going on,” said the Mayor about the gyms reopening. He also stated this will take place under the county, state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) social distancing guidelines.
One of the requirements included in such guidelines is the mandatory use of face masks. Summer camps will also follow restrictions such as not allowing walking in halls, not changing classrooms in between activities and doing temperature checks.
But although Miami-Dade gyms and summer camps reopen on June 8, bars, nightclubs and theaters will remain closed in South Florida, specifically in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, as the rest of the state will be moving into phase two of reopening allowing bars and theaters to open at 50% capacity.
While South Florida will not be included in the initial reopening date, county mayors can still send a written request to the governor asking to be added.
“Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach may seek approval, have a plan, submit it through the mayor or county administrator,” said governor Ron DeSantis.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez says he is working closely with the state to reopen locations although there’s still not a target date for the reopening of bars, theaters and nightclubs.